15 May '11, 10pm

Yen master: One of Hong Kong's most bankable leading men and current go-to action star, Yen has played Bruce Lee...

TO SAY that martial artist-turned-action star Donnie Yen is a busy guy is a gross understatement. It's amazing how many movies in recent years have premiered with this 47-year-old's name stamped all over them. One of Hong Kong's most bankable leading men and current go-to action star, Yen has played Bruce Lee's Wing Chun master Yip Man to massive success twice, and will soon be seen as the iconic Monkey King in Soi Cheang's The Monkey King 3D. For now, he's in The Lost Bladesman playing the real-life Han dynasty general Guan Yu. Was there any expectation or pressure in playing the revered historical figure? I wanted to portray a realistic Guan Yu and not a godlike figure. Naturally, there was pressure having to remove Guan Yu from his immortalised status and play this role in his youth. Previously, in the Ip Man role, not many people knew of him so there was no basis for c...

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